Premiere of Book. Chair. Table. at CORE V: In Transformation

I’ve been working on a collaborative piece with new media artist Ellen Moffat for the past number of months and am very excited to announce the premiere this November 7 & 8.

Book. Chair. Table. is a three-movement work based on three poems from Gertrude Stein‘s Tender Buttons. I’ve been calling it a new media chamber music theatre piece. I’ve written the music for voice, oboe, double bass, and new electronic instruments. Ellen Moffat has created new electronic instruments which integrate amplified sound, recorded texts, and video projection.

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Book. Chair. Table. will be performed by Lia Pas on voice, Erin Brophey on oboe, Richard Carnegie on double bass, and Ellen Moffat on electronic instruments.

Book. Chair. Table. was composed with the support of a grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

PERFORMANCE:
CORE Series V – In Transformation
Friday, 7 November 2014 – 7-11pm – buy tickets here
Saturday, 8 November 2014 – 7-11pm – buy tickets here
Tickets $15.00
at PAVED Arts (424 20th Street West, Saskatoon)

***These performances consistently sell out so please get your tickets quickly!***

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ossa . ora – Premiere at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival

On Thursday, 22 May 2014, I will be performing my new interdisciplinary piece ossa . ora at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival’s GET LIT CABARET in Regina.

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ossa . ora is an imagistic interdisciplinary piece that begins with finding a child’s baby teeth in a jar and goes on to explore through object collage, haiku, text animations, and song what perceptions are evoked by this discovery.
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Regina adventures #1 and #2

I’ll be showing my new piece-in-progress – ossa ora – this Sunday in Regina as part of New Dance Horizon’s Blueprint Series. I am creating this piece to be shown in late May as part of the Cathedral Village Arts Festival (also in Regina).

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Blueprint Series #2
When: Sunday, April 13 at 2pm
Where: New Dance Horizons (2207 Harvey St)
Tickets: $15, available at the door.
For further information, please call (306) 525-5393 or e-mail events@newdancehorizons.ca
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PAVED Core Series III: Process/Failure

My very mutable piece a small piece of sky is being performed on November 29 and 30, 2013 as part of the PAVED Core Series.
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From the PAVED website:

PAVED Arts presents an evening of contemporary sound and video/film work featuring the Saskatoon Symphony Chamber Players (The Core) and works by Jennifer Sparrowhawk, Alice Teichert & Hri Neil, Gerald Saul, Callen Diederichs, Reilly Forbes & Devin McAdam. The Core Series was the recent recipient of an artsVest™ Outstanding Partnership Award between collaborators PAVED Arts, the Saskatoon Symphony and Affinity Credit Union.

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new photos for my site

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Last year Macarena Yanez of Makifotos did some amazing photos of me as an aside to my much-needed new promo pics. However, in between Maki opening her new photo studio, me doing a new edit of my poetry manuscript, my appendectomy, and life in general, Maki and I finally got it together to post some of the photos on my website.

Please visit Maki’s site and check out her various projects. Most of the photos you see on my site were a collaborative effort between myself, Maki, and Amanda Zinovich of A-Z makeup artistry.

Transforium

Last Saturday night (24 November 2012), I performed at the launch of Transforium.

Transforium is a collaborative bookwork by Mari-Lou Rowley and Tammy Lu and was published in an edition of 50 copies by JackPine Press. Mari-Lou asked me to help with the reading and performance and I was honoured to do so.

Here is a link to the video of the performance, and Mari-Lou’s essay about the process of creating the book is here.

New News / Current Projects

Just a few updates about my current projects:

Voicing Workshop: Resonance
This workshop is now FULL. If you would like to be on the waiting list in case of cancellations please let me know. Information on the workshop can be found here:

Anchoress
My play “Anchoress” was premiered by the Battleford Community Players last weekend. This troupe will be presenting it again on Nov 2 In Kerrobert, SK. Details here.
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Voicing Workshop: Resonance


This Voicing Workshop is designed to help you enhance the range, depth, power and resonance of your voice. Using games, exercises, text, movement, improvisation, and song, this workshop is recommended for everyone interested in singing, acting, public speaking, or just being comfortable with your voice and how you use it.

Saturday, 3 November 2012
10am-5pm
Free Flow Dance Centre (Saskatoon)

Registration information can be found on my Voicing Workshops page